Wayanad district: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India’s largest floating solar power plant opened in Kerala

Published: December 5, 2017

India’s largest floating solar power plant has become operational at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad, Kerala on December 5, 2017. The solar power plant that floats on the surface of water has a capacity of 500 kilowatts (KW). It consists of 1,938 solar panels with a capacity of 260 watts, a 500 kilo volt ..

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Operation Sahyog launched by Indian Army in flood-hit areas of Kerala

Published: August 13, 2018

The Indian Army has launched the major rescue and relief operation “Operation Sahyog” at Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Idukki after incessant rain and landslides hit various northern districts of Kerala. The army constructed temporary bridges for the evacuations of the stranded people from the isolated villages. Apart from the Army, the Southern Naval Command of ..

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Prabha Varma chosen for 2017 Padma Prabha Puraskaram

Published: October 18, 2017

Prabha Varma, the well-known poet, lyricist and journalist, has been chosen for the 2017 Padma Prabha Puraskaram for his contribution to Malayalam literature. Varma’s major works include ‘Chandananaazhi’,’Kalaprayaaga’, ‘Avicharithram’ and ‘Manjinotu Veyil Enna Poleyum’. The award carries cash prize of Rs 75,000, a plaque and a citation. It was instituted by Kalpetta-based Padma Prabha Memorial ..

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Special Drive against Paediatric TB cases in Kerala

Published: January 13, 2020

The Kerala state branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics to ensure that all children are Tuberculosis (TB)-free will be implementing protocol-based and standardized management of all paediatric TB cases to achieve the continuous decline of number paediatric TB cases in the state, as Kerala has registered an annual decline of 7.5 per cent and ..

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Western Ghats home to a rich stock of butterflies

Published: November 13, 2019

The three-day survey that ended in the  Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) on 11 Nov emphaised that Western Ghats is still home to a kaleidoscope of butterflies. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Kerala.  The survey was done jointly by the Forest and Wildlife Department in association with the Ferns Nature Conservation Society (FNCS). ..

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